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Court Rules Officers Need Warrants to Search Arrestees' Phones

June 25, 2014
The old rules, Chief Justice Roberts said, cannot be applied to “modern cellphones, which are now such a pervasive and insistent part of daily life that the proverbial visitor from Mars might conclude they were an important feature of human anatomy.”

High Court: 'Straw' Gun Purchases Illegal

June 17, 2014
The Supreme Court on Monday deemed "straw" purchases of firearms illegal, delivering a huge win to advocates of stricter gun controls. The case, Abramski v. United States, centered on a former police officer who bought a Glock 19 handgun for his uncle.

TASER Case Could Get SCOTUS Review

May 19, 2014
A January 2008 in-custody death could get a SCOTUS review. This would be the court’s first look at police use of stun guns after turning away appeals from both recipients of the high-voltage shocks and from police officers.

Supreme Court to Hear Cases of Cell Phone Searches

April 28, 2014
The Supreme Court on Tuesday, will hear cases involving search of personal cell phones incident to arrest.

Supreme Court Allows Disputed Home Searches Without Warrant

February 25, 2014
Police can search a home without a warrant if one of the occupants consents — and even if an occupant who would object isn’t home at the time, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

SCOTUS to Rule on Warrantless Cell Phone Searches

January 21, 2014
The Supreme Court said Friday it would rule on two cases that will determine whether police can search suspects' cell phones after they've been arrested.

SCOTUS Leaning Against Sheriff's Killer

October 16, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared skeptical of a Kansas man's attempt to overturn his conviction for killing Greenwood County Sheriff Matt Samuels in January of 2005.

Video and You

October 2, 2013

If you aren't speaking and behaving at all times in public the way you want to appear when you're uploaded on YouTube, you could have some unpleasant surprises in store.

Teen Fla. Cop Killer Argues for Leniency

September 24, 2013
Convicted cop killer Nicholas Lindsey returned to a Pinellas County courtroom Monday as his attorneys argue that he should not spend the rest of his life in a prison cell.

SCOTUS To Hear Co-Tenant Search Case

September 6, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a California case involving a suspect arrested by police after his girlfriend allowed officers to search the couple's apartment.

When Silence is Golden

September 2, 2013

Whenever you see or hear a suspect doing or saying something an innocent person would not, your observations should go into your reports. The suspect's selective silence can sometimes indicate a consciousness of guilt.

SCOTUS Orders Release of 9,600 Calif. Inmates

August 5, 2013
In a major setback for Gov. Jerry Brown, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to block a court order that he release 9,600 inmates from state prisons, moving California a step closer to relocating or freeing those prisoners by the end of the year.

Open Wide and Say, "Ahhh"

August 5, 2013

Under what circumstances would the Fourth Amendment allow routine collection of DNA samples upon arrest and booking? A recent Supreme Court decision addressed this issue.

When Miranda Doesn't Matter

July 2, 2013

Miranda warnings should not be given when they aren't legally necessary such as when information is urgently needed to protect the safety of officers or the public, or to rescue a victim.

Prosecutor: Ohio Agency's Fake Drug Checkpoints Legal

July 1, 2013
An Ohio agency's face drug checkpoints don't violate a 2000 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that officers can't randomly stop cars to search motorists for drugs, a prosecutor told The Plain Dealer.

SCOTUS: Silence Can Be Evidence of Guilt

June 20, 2013
Crime suspects need to speak up if they want to invoke their legal right to remain silent, the Supreme Court said Monday in a ruling that highlights the limited reach of the famous Miranda decision.

Forced Blood From Impaired Drivers

June 7, 2013

The Supreme Court has made it more difficult for law enforcement officers to obtain the most probative evidence of impaired driving—a measure of the alcohol concentration in a sample of the suspect's blood.

SCOTUS Allows DNA Swabs During Arrests

June 3, 2013
The 5-4 ruling came in Maryland v. King, where a convicted rapist had argued his Fourth Amendment privacy rights were violated when police used DNA to connect him to an earlier crime.

Dogs, Drugs, and the Fourth Amendment

May 3, 2013

Two cases from Florida have brought the U.S. Supreme Court to two different conclusions regarding K-9 searches in 2013. One is an affirmation of existing practice, but the other breaks new ground and imposes new limits.

Search Warrant Detentions

April 30, 2013

When you make a search of premises under authority of a search warrant, it is generally permissible to detain the occupants pending completion of the search. The authority to do so, and the rationale supporting detention, were limited by a 2013 decision.

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